Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Whether or not you're Irish, this classic quick bread recipe brings great taste into your kitchen.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

1

loaf

3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup raisins, if desired
3/4
cup buttermilk
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl.
  3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into round loaf, about 6 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet. Cut an X shape about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured knife.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter or margarine, softened, if desired.
Makes 1 loaf (14 slices)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
Why the "X" on top of Irish soda bread? Legend tells us that this cross is meant to scare away evil spirits. Spooky!
How-To
Use the "whack" method to soften butter and margarine: Give each side of the chilled stick a good "whack" with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 3 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 240 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.